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I let my ear guide me to sounds I like: Shubh Saran

I let my ear guide me to sounds I like: Shubh Saran

Guitarist and composer Shubh Saran, who recently performed at the Udaipur World Music Festival, says he drifts more towards music that straddles multiple styles and cultures

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Udaipur World Music Festival celebrates diversity

Udaipur World Music Festival celebrates diversity

The curtain rises on the third edition of the three-day Udaipur World Music Festival on February 9

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Notes from The Sacred Pushkar 2017: An experiential festival highlights the celestial nature of music

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Jishnu Guha: The Long Short

Jishnu Guha: The Long Short

Jishnu Guha is an unlikely frontman with a moniker and a band name that is distinctly sidekick: Short Round. But he’someone who’s reconfiguring the pace of the Indian music scene.

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Simon Thacker: Reimagining  Rhythms

Simon Thacker: Reimagining Rhythms

Scottish guitar virtuoso and composer Simon Thacker, who performed at The Sacred Pushkar in December 2017, on reimagining musical landscapes and reinventing ragas

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Grammy-winner rapper Lil Jon to perform in India for the first time

Grammy-winner rapper Lil Jon to perform in India for the first time

American record producer and rapper Lil Jon, known for his role in creating and popularising the southern movement and lifestyle known as Crunk, will perform at The LaLiT New Delhi’s nightclub, Kitty Su on May 20

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On the record: Vijay Nair, Only Much Louder founder and CEO, on his journey so far

On the record: Vijay Nair, Only Much Louder founder and CEO, on his journey so far

For Vijay Nair, booking headliners and acts is an art. He says there’s not much entrepreneurship happening in the creative industry and adds that at OML, there is definite interest and motive in discovering new bands and putting them out there. An interview:

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‘I transform, re-manipulate western traditions of music’

‘I transform, re-manipulate western traditions of music’

Belgian saxophonist and composer Fabrizio Cassol on his new collaborative projects, creative process and more

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We try to make entertaining songs and people connect: Maati Baani

We try to make entertaining songs and people connect: Maati Baani

Mumbai-based World Music band Maati Baani performed at the first edition of the Ranthambore Festival in January. They share with The Punch the ebb and flow of their creative journey, their experiments with music and their global collaborations

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Joy of Music: Notes from the Mahindra Blues Festival 2017

Joy of Music: Notes from the Mahindra Blues Festival 2017

The annual blues pilgrimage in Mumbai scored high with a range of eclectic acts and celebrated crooners: Blackstratblues to Blu, Janiva Magness to Grainne Duffy, Shemekia Copeland to Billy Gibbons. A round-up.

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The Universe Has a Strange Sense of Humour by Blackstratblues

The Universe Has a Strange Sense of Humour by Blackstratblues

Blackstratblues is among the select Blues bands that are constantly pushing the genre into the mainstream. Warren Mendonsa is a living legend, but with a decidedly unassuming demeanour.

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Tracker by Mark Knopfler

Tracker by Mark Knopfler

Tracker is like a tracking device on Knopfler, who seems to be travelling on a highway, singing songs of a bygone time

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